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Against Unreasonable Searches and Seizures,
Shall Not Be Violated


Saturday, July 06, 2013

You Just Know Islam Fits In Here Somehow Or Other: Soccer Referee Decapitated After He Stabs Player To Death

Ever heard of the Muslim Triangle? That's what they call Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay.

Uh, yeah, here you go, this happened in Brazil:
SAO PAULO (AP) — Police say enraged spectators invaded a football field, stoned the referee to death and quartered his body after he stabbed a player to death.  
The Public Safety Department of the state of Maranhao says in a statement that it all started when referee Otavio da Silva expelled player Josenir Abreu from a game last weekend. The two got into a fist fight, then Silva took out a knife and stabbed Abreu, who died on his way to the hospital.  
The statement issued this week says Abreu's friends and relatives immediately "rushed into the field, stoned the referee to death and quartered his body."  
 Local news media say the spectators also decapitated Silva and stuck his head on a stake in the middle of the field.

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Pro-Morsi Protesters With Al-Qaeda Flags Murder Local Teens in Alexandria

Via Egyptocracy:

The Islamists climbed to the roof, threw rocks at the local teens, tossed them off the roof and beat them with sticks.
islamists roof

At least one Islamist was carrying the Al-Qaeda flag.
They threw the teens from the rooftop.

roof islamists
Then they beat them in the head with sticks.
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Madonna as Counter-Jihadist, Part 2

Citizen Warrior wrote a post a few weeks back on Madonna as Counter-Jihadist. 

I agree with him. 

 Here, she's doing it again, and she's doing it right, in my opinion.

She is no stranger to pushing the boundaries whether it’s by stripping off on stage or posing with a gun. And on Wednesday Madonna did it again as she shared a picture of herself on Instagram wearing a chainmail mask which appears to be a niqab – a face veil traditionally worn by Muslim women.

The 54-year-old accompanied the image, which appears to be from a shoot with Harpers Bazaar, writing: ‘The Revolution of Love is on...Inshallah’ (Arabic for God Willing).

Gazing into the camera the powerful image instantly raised eyebrows amongst her Twitter followers who were left struggling to imagine what sort of point she was trying to make with the image.

While some believed she was using the image as a message of female empowerment, others took it as a criticism of the oppression of women in some Islamic countries.

Madonna is a well-known follower of the Kabbalah religion, however her boyfriend Brahim Zaibat is Muslim.
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What an apology tour cannot undo, PERSONAL arrogance makes 100 times worse

Barack Obama started his amateur foreign policy presidency by trolling the world with apologies not just for what america MIGHT have done (in his personal and self …conceptual view), but also for what America IS day in and day out (and turn off that air conditioner, will you?), and what we began as (we did slaves, bro..never mind the 650,000 MILITARY casualties from 1861-65 to end that).
He must have expected this apologygasm to make us liked and that in doing so, for the record, there would be some concrete benefits.
But you can’t run from yourself.
Obviously, and as we have seen here in the USA several times, once you personally affront Mr. Obama, for that crime, there shall be no end of sentence, and no limit in carrying out ‘justice’.
Thus, history might record that the number one side affect of Mr. Snowden’s actions was to demonstrate to all of Latin America, that out of Obama’s personal insult, all of North America and Europe would treat one of their presidents as 3rd world cargo on their 1st world airplane.
I write, of course, of the RIDICULOUS incident regarding Bolivian President Evo Morales, whose flight Moscow » Quito, was forced to land, because SOMEONE told SOMEONE that Snowden was on board.
Returning home to a hero’s welcome, Morales called it an “open provocation” to the South American continent after France, Spain and Portugal refused to let his plane pass through their airspace.
The United States and European allies “use the agent of North American imperialism to scare us and intimidate us,” Morales said.
Morales added: “I regret this, but I want to say that some European countries should free themselves from North American imperialism.”
In this particular, how can you argue?
Now I would have told these people, “TO HELL WITH YOU, this plane is Bolivian territory and you are not coming on board." Then SAT at the airport. Every passing hour would demonstrate the WRONGNESS GROWING.
Think he was welcomed as a hero when he got home?
Here is the AMAZING thing, though, america haters (and W haters)… “W" would NEVER have done this. Lincoln tried it, btw, kinda sorta. But he was after war prisoners. REAL WAR. And he backed down.
Only the personal arrogance of Barack Obama who sees time’s answer to the horrible America of his imagination in the mirror would do such a CLEARLY, STUPID, STUPID thing.
Anything Snowden has cannot be stopped with our possession of his physical body. That part is FINIS.

This is about this president sending a message to those who would blow the whistle on his ideas and methods.

Oh, and Mr.Morales?
Who would not?
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"Put Yourself In My Shoes": BBC Helps Us Understand Why Cannibalism Jihadist Eats The Heart of His Enemy

Thank you, BBC:

It sounded like the most far-fetched propaganda claim - a Syrian rebel commander who cut out the heart of a fallen enemy soldier, and ate it before a cheering crowd of his men.
The story turned out to be true in its important aspects, though when I met the commander, Abu Sakkar, in Syria last week, he seemed hazy on the details.
"I really don't remember," he says, when I ask if it was the man's heart, as reported at the time, or liver, or a piece of lung, as a doctor who saw the video said. He goes on: "I didn't bite into it. I just held it for show."
The video says otherwise. It is one of the most gruesome to emerge from Syria's civil war. In it, Abu Sakkar stands over an enemy corpse, slicing into the flesh.
"It looks like you're carving him a Valentine's heart," says one of his men, raucously. Abu Sakkar picks up a bloody handful of something and declares: "We will eat your hearts and your livers you soldiers of Bashar the dog."
Then he brings his hand up to his mouth and his lips close around whatever he is holding. At the time the video was released, in May, we rang him and he confirmed to us that he had indeed taken a ritual bite (of a piece of lung, he said).
Now, meeting him face-to-face, he seems a bit more circumspect, though his anger builds when I ask why he carried out this depraved act.
"I didn't want to do this. I had to," he tells me. "We have to terrify the enemy, humiliate them, just as they do to us. Now, they won't dare be wherever Abu Sakkar is."
He is 27, a stocky, tough-looking Bedouin from the Baba Amr district of Homs, with a wild stare and skin burned a dark brown by the sun. He tells me the story of his involvement in the revolution, leading to his current notoriety.
Before the uprising, he was working as a labourer in Baba Amr. He joined the demonstrations when they started in the spring of 2011. Then, he says, a woman and child were shot dead at a protest. His brother went to help. He, too, was shot and killed.
In a YouTube video from June 2011, Abu Sakkar can be seen at the front of a crowd waving olive branches to greet deserting army officers. He took up arms against the regime, one of the first to join a new organisation called the Free Syrian Army (FSA).
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Pawn Shop

What has been sold
Not made of stone
Just remember that it's flesh and bone ...

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When Michael Ledeen Says "We're Not Doomed", We Must Be Fucking Doomed

Faster Please

There's not a bigger sap in the counter-Jihad world than Michael Ledeen, he of the perennial "Faster, please". The guy who has been promising us a reformed Iran is just around the corner for like 15 fucking years now.

Michael Ledeen is the beaten woman who always expects her man to change.

Michael Ledeen is the stupid, Hippie Liberal who will never stop believing that, deep down, we're all the same, we all want the same things.

Michael Ledeen is always the bridesmaid - who gets worked over at the Bachelorette Party - and never the Bride.

When Michael Ledeen starts in with his Litany, "Everything's Gonna Be Alright," it's time to start setting your alarm for the End Times, my friends.

Happy Apocalypse:
If you look around today, you’ll find these defeatists and counterrevolutionaries in full moan. They tell us we’re doomed. We’ve lost our faith, they say, we’re badly led, they whine, our problems overwhelm us. Woe are we, woe are we. The defeatists and counterrevolutionaries have been around since the beginning.

Today’s enemies are not in the same league as those of my first years, or those of the end of the Cold War. The Muslim Brothers, said to be the Bolsheviks of the Muslim Arab world, didn’t (or haven’t yet, at least) put up much of a fight when they were shown the exit by a military they had purged and staffed with men believed to be loyal to the Islamist cause. The Iranian regime is fractured, its opium-addicted supreme leader unable to impose order even when he gets to choose the candidates for the presidential election.

In short, we have glorious opportunities. 
Today’s defeat may contain tomorrow’s victory. Obama has shown the world what life would be like without America, and lots of people don’t like that picture. The fear and anger that we see in the banners and posters in Cairo, denouncing Obama for his complicity with their departed tyrant and his betrayal of the American revolutionary values we celebrate this holiday weekend, are shared by millions of Iranians, Tunisians, Syrians, Libyans, Venezuelans, Cubans, Ecuadorians and Nicaraguans.

Our current leaders have no interest in advancing our revolutionary values. On the contrary, they instinctively side with the oppressors, with our enemies. They conduct apology tours. But they, too, will pass. 
Without Carter, there would not have been Reagan. We had to be reminded of American exceptionalism, and this was accomplished by a feckless president who, like the current one, saw us as the heart of the problem rather than the last best hope for a solution.

Idon’t know if a new leader is readying him or herself to reassert our national values, but it’s certainly possible. There is a new generation moving through the ranks, some of them tempered on the battlefields of the Middle East. We can already see some of them in Congress, in state capitals, in the Tea Party, and even in the media. They seem to “get it.”  
Can they win? And even if they do, will they have the courage and the wit to take advantage of the cards the Great Shuffler has dealt us?  
I’m an historian, not a prophet. But we’ve actually got quite a good hand.
You see how that works?

We've got our backs up against the wall. They're some good guys out there, somewhere, but no actual discernible leaders, and Ledeen calls that "quite a good hand."

Here's what I have to say about that:
Take the highway to the End of the Night
Take a Journey to the Bright Midnight
Realms of bliss - Realms of Light
Some are born to sweet delight
Some are born to the Endless Night

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Joyce Carol Oates Pisses Off Her Liberal Friends With "Disastrous Tweet" Linking Islam and Rape

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Whiskey, Weed, and Women

Hank III

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More TrainWreckovery

Only 47% of Adults Have Full-Time Job
The report, however, also provides clear evidence that the nation is splitting into two; only 47% of Americans have a full-time job and those who don't are finding it increasingly out of reach.

Of the 144 million Americans employed last month, only 116 million were working full-time. Friday's report showed that 58.7% of the civilian adult population of 245 million was working last month. Only 47% of Americans, however, had a full-time job.


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A Country Without Muslims

The following article was written by Dr. Mordechai Kedar (Ph.D. Bar-Ilan U.), an Israeli scholar of Arabic and Islam, a lecturer at Bar-Ilan University and the director of the Center for the Study of the Middle East and Islam, Bar Ilan University, Israel. He specializes in Islamic ideology and movements. He served for 25 years in IDF Military Intelligence specializing in Arab political discourse, Arab mass media, Islamic groups and the Syrian domestic arena. A lecturer in Arabic at Bar-Ilan U., he is also an expert on Israeli Arabs. Watch a YouTube video of Dr. Kedar on Al-Jazeera: Jerusalem and Islam. The article below was originally published at Middle East and Terrorism. It was translated into English by Sally Zahav.

There are countries in the world, mainly in Europe, that are presently undergoing significant cultural transformations as a result of Muslim immigration. France, Germany, Belgium and Holland are interesting examples of cases where immigration from Muslim countries, together with the Muslims’ high fertility rate, effects every area of life.

It is interesting to know that there is a country in the world whose official and public approach to the Muslim matter is totally different. This country is Japan. This country keeps a very low profile on all levels regarding the Muslim matter: On the diplomatic level, senior political figures from Islamic countries almost never visit Japan, and Japanese leaders rarely visit Muslim countries. The relations with Muslim countries are based on concerns such as oil and gas, which Japan imports from some Muslim countries. The official policy of Japan is not to give citizenship to Muslims who come to Japan, and even permits for permanent residency are given sparingly to Muslims.

Japan forbids exhorting people to adopt the religion of Islam (Dawah), and any Muslim who actively encourages conversion to Islam is seen as proselytizing to a foreign and undesirable culture. Few academic institutions teach the Arabic language. It is very difficult to import books of the Qur’an to Japan, and Muslims who come to Japan are usually employees of foreign companies. In Japan there are very few mosques. The official policy of the Japanese authorities is to make every effort not to allow entry to Muslims, even if they are physicians, engineers and managers sent by foreign companies that are active in the region. Japanese society expects Muslim men to pray at home.

Japanese companies seeking foreign workers specifically note that they are not interested in Muslim workers. And any Muslim who does manage to enter Japan will find it very difficult  to rent an apartment. Anywhere a Muslim lives, the neighbors become uneasy. Japan forbids the establishment of Islamic organizations, so setting up Islamic institutions such as mosques and schools is almost impossible. In Tokyo there is only one imam.

In contrast with what is happening in Europe, very few Japanese are drawn to Islam. If a Japanese woman marries a Muslim, she will be considered an outcast by her social and familial environment. There is no application of Shari’a law in Japan. There is some food in Japan that is halal (kosher according to Islamic law) but it is not easy to find it in the supermarket.

The Japanese approach to Muslims is also evidenced by the numbers: in Japan there are 127 million residents, but only ten thousand Muslims, less than one hundredth of a percent. The number of Japanese who have converted is thought to be few. In Japan there are a few tens of thousands of foreign workers who are Muslim, mainly from Pakistan, who have managed to enter Japan as workers with construction companies. However, because of the negative attitude towards Islam they keep a low profile.

There are several reasons for this situation:

First, the Japanese tend to lump all Muslims together as fundamentalists who are unwilling to give up their traditional point of view and adopt modern ways of thinking and behavior. In Japan, Islam is perceived as a strange religion that any intelligent person should avoid.

Second, most Japanese have no religion, but behaviors connected with the Shinto religion along with elements of Buddhism are integrated into national customs. In Japan, religion is connected to the nationalist concept, and prejudices exist towards foreigners whether they are Chinese, Korean, Malaysian or Indonesian, and Westerners don’t escape this phenomenon either. There are those who call this a “developed sense of nationalism” and there are those who call this “racism.” It seems that neither of these is wrong.

And third, the Japanese dismiss the concept of monotheism and faith in an abstract god, because their world concept is apparently connected to the material, not to faith and emotions. It seems that they group Judaism together with Islam. Christianity exists in Japan and is not regarded negatively, apparently because the image of Jesus perceived in Japan is like the images of Buddha and Shinto.

The most interesting thing in Japan’s approach to Islam is the fact that the Japanese do not feel the need to apologize to Muslims for the negative way in which they relate to Islam. They make a clear distinction between their economic interest in resources of oil and gas from Muslim countries, which behooves Japan to maintain good relations with these countries on the one hand, and on the other hand, the Japanese nationalist viewpoints, which see Islam as something that is suitable for others, not for Japan, and therefore the Muslims must remain outside.

Because the Japanese have a gentle temperament and project serenity and tranquility toward foreigners, foreigners tend to relate to the Japanese with politeness and respect. A Japanese diplomat would never raise his voice or speak rudely in the presence of foreigners, therefore foreigners relate to the Japanese with respect, despite their racism and discrimination against Muslims in the matter of immigration. A Japanese official who is presented with an embarrassing question regarding the way the Japanese relate to Muslims, will usually refrain from answering, because he knows that a truthful answer would arouse anger, and he is both unable and unwilling to give an answer that is not true. He will smile but not answer, and if pressed, he will ask for time so that his superiors can answer, while he knows that this answer will never come.

Japan manages to remain a country almost without a Muslim presence because Japan’s negative attitude toward Islam and Muslims pervades every level of the population, from the man in the street to organizations and companies to senior officialdom. In Japan, contrary to the situation in other countries, there are no “human rights” organizations to offer support to Muslims’ claims against the government’s position. In Japan no one illegally smuggles Muslims into the country to earn a few yen, and almost no one gives them the legal support they would  need in order to get permits for temporary or permanent residency or citizenship.

Another thing that helps the Japanese keep Muslim immigration to their shores to a minimum is the Japanese attitude toward the employee and employment. Migrant workers are perceived negatively in Japan, because they take the place of Japanese workers. A Japanese employer feels obligated to employ Japanese workers even if it costs much more than it would to employ foreign workers. The traditional connection between an employee and employer in Japan is much stronger than in the West, and the employer and employee feel a mutual commitment to each other: An employer feels obligated to give his employee a livelihood, and the employee feels obligated to give the employer the fruit of his labor. This situation does not encourage the acceptance of foreign workers, whose commitment to the employers is low.

The fact that the public and the officials are united in their attitude against Muslim immigration has created a sort of iron wall around Japan that Muslims lack both the permission and the capability to overcome. This iron wall silences the world’s criticism of Japan in this matter, because the world understands that there is no point in criticizing the Japanese, since criticism will not convince them to open the gates of Japan to Muslim immigration.

Japan is teaching the whole world an interesting lesson: There is a direct correlation between national heritage and permission to immigrate — a people with a solid and clear national heritage and identity will not allow the unemployed of the world to enter its country; and a people whose cultural heritage and national identity is weak and fragile has no defense mechanisms to prevent a foreign culture from penetrating into its country and its land.
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Friday, July 05, 2013

Golden Earring
Twilight Zone

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You're The Cream In My Coffee

Annette Hanshaw

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Hinkle: Commit any felonies lately?

Richmond Times Dispatch:

Elizabeth Daly went to jail over a case of bottled water.

According to the Charlottesville Daily Progress, shortly after 10 p.m. April 11, the University of Virginia student bought ice cream, cookie dough and a carton of LaCroix sparkling water from the Harris Teeter grocery store at the popular Barracks Road Shopping Center. In the parking lot, a half-dozen men and a woman approached her car, flashing some kind of badges. One jumped on the hood. Another drew a gun. Others started trying to break the windows.                 

Daly understandably panicked. With her roommate in the passenger seat yelling “Go, go, go!” Daly drove off, hoping to reach the nearest police station. The women dialed 911. Then a vehicle with lights and sirens pulled them over, and the situation clarified: The people who had swarmed Daly’s vehicle were plainclothes agents of the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. The agents had thought the sparkling water was a 12-pack of beer.

Did the ABC’s enforcers apologize? Not in the slightest. They charged Daly with three felonies: two for assaulting an officer (her vehicle had grazed two agents; neither was hurt) and one for eluding the police. Last week, the commonwealth’s attorney dropped the charges.

The agents’ excessive display of force is outrageously disproportionate to the offense they mistakenly thought they witnessed: an underage purchase of alcohol. But in a sense, Daly got off easy. A couple of weeks after her ordeal, a 61-year-old man in Tennessee was killed when the police executed a drug raid on the wrong house. A few weeks later, in another wrong-house raid, police officers killed a dog belonging to an Army veteran. These are not isolated incidents; for more information, visit the interactive map at www.cato.org/raidmap.

They are, however, part and parcel of two broader phenomena. One is the militarization of domestic law enforcement. In recent years, police departments have widely adopted military tactics, military equipment (armored personnel carriers, flash-bang grenades) — and, sometimes, the mindset of military conquerors rather than domestic peacekeepers.

The other phenomenon is the increasing degree to which civilians are subject to criminal prosecution for noncriminal acts, including exercising the constitutionally protected right to free speech.

Last week, A.J. Marin was arrested in Harrisburg, Pa., for writing in chalk on the sidewalk. Marin was participating in a health care demonstration outside Gov. Tom Corbett’s residence when he wrote, “Governor Corbett has health insurance, we should too.” Authorities charged Marin with writing “a derogatory remark about the governor on the sidewalk.” The horror.

This follows the case of Jeff Olson, who chalked messages such as “Stop big banks” outside branches of Bank of America last year. Law professor Jonathan Turley reports that prosecutors brought 13 vandalism charges against him. Moreover, the judge in the case recently prohibited Olson’s attorney from “mentioning the First Amendment, free speech,” or anything like them during the trial.

In May, a Texas woman was arrested for asking to see a warrant for the arrest of her 11-year-old son. “She spent the night in jail while her son was left at home,” reports Fox34 News. The son never was arrested. Also in Texas, Justin Carter has spent months in jail — and faces eight years more — for making an admittedly atrocious joke about shooting up a school in an online chat. Though he was plainly kidding, authorities charged him with making a terrorist threat.

Federal prosecutors also recently used an anti-terrorism measure to seize almost $70,000 from the owners of a Maryland dairy. Randy and Karen Sowers had made several bank deposits of just under $10,000 to avoid the headache of filing federal reports required for sums over that amount. The feds charged them with unlawful “structuring.” Last week, they settled the case. Authorities kept half their money to teach them a lesson.

“I broke the law yesterday,” writes George Mason economics professor Alex Tabarrok, “and I probably will break the law tomorrow. Don’t mistake me, I have done nothing wrong. I don’t even know what laws I have broken. … It’s hard for anyone to live today without breaking the law. Doubt me? Have you ever thrown out some junk mail that … was addressed to someone else? That’s a violation of federal law punishable by up to five years in prison.” Tabarrok notes that lawyer Harvey Silverglate thinks the typical American commits “Three Felonies a Day” — the title of Silverglate’s book on the subject.

As The Wall Street Journal has reported, lawmakers in Washington have greatly eroded the notion of mens rea — the principle that you need criminal intent in order to commit a crime. Thanks to a proliferating number of obscure offenses, Americans now resemble the condemned souls in Jonathan Edwards’ “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” — spared from perdition only by the temporary forbearance of those who sit in judgment.

“What once might have been considered simply a mistake,” The Journal explains, is now “punishable by jail time.” And as 20-year-old Elizabeth Daly has now learned, you can go to jail even when the person making the mistake wasn’t you.

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Missing Marine Colonel key to understanding truth behind Benghazi terror attack...


Republicans want to talk to Col. George Bristol about Benghazi

Marine Corps Col. George Bristol was in a key position in the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) chain of command the night of the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

As such, he's high on the list of people that some Republican members of Congress want to interview. But they don't know where he is and the Pentagon isn't telling.

Pentagon spokesman Major Robert Firman told CBS News that the Department of Defense "cannot compel retired members to testify before Congress."

"They say he's retired and they can't reach out to him," Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, told CBS News. "That's hogwash."

Bristol, a martial arts master, was commander of Joint Special Operations Task Force-Trans Sahara based in Stuttgart, Germany until he retired last March. In an article in Stars and Stripes, Bristol is quoted at his retirement ceremony as telling his troops that "an evil" has descended on Africa, referring to Islamic militant groups. "It is on us to stomp it out."

Members of Congress in both the House and Senate, including Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., have asked the Pentagon for assistance in locating Bristol so that they can question him about events the night of the terrorist attacks in Benghazi. But those efforts have come up empty.

"The Department of Defense has been entirely forthcoming on all matters related to our response to the attacks in Benghazi from the outset," said Pentagon spokesman Firman. He added that "any congressional committee can call the witnesses it needs" through subpoena, if necessary.

On June 26, the House Armed Services Committee questioned other military members in the AFRICOM chain of command in a closed hearing. The witnesses included Bristol's former superiors: commander of Special Operations Command Africa Rear Adm. Brian Losey and former AFRICOM commander Gen. Carter Ham.

As to why the Defense Department made Ham available but not Bristol, when Ham is also retired from his post, the Pentagon said Ham was not yet officially retired.

Chaffetz says the Defense Department has actually been more responsive on Benghazi than other federal agencies, with a few exceptions including helping locate Bristol.

"We will end up talking to [Bristol] at some point," said Chaffetz. "He had a very important role and we want to talk to him about it...All this raises concern when there's so much resistance to letting us speak with him."

Another officer in the chain of command who was interviewed by the House Armed Services Committee in last month's closed session was Lt. Col. Michael Gibson.

Gibson led a team that was on the ground in Tripoli during the attacks. A U.S. diplomat testified the team was stopped from flying to Benghazi to help the Americans who were under attack. That account differed from the Obama administration's original version of events.

Administration officials contend that Gibson's team was stopped from going to Benghazi simply because it was needed more in Tripoli, and that even if it had flown to Benghazi, it wouldn't have made any difference. Four Americans including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens died in the attacks.

Later this month, the House Oversight Committee is expected to hold a public hearing examining the State Department Accountability Review Board (ARB) probe of Benghazi. Democrats and the Obama administration praised the ARB's investigation. But Republicans criticized some of the board's efforts, including its failure to interview then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.


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For some reason a preponderance of the bobble heads on TeeVee think there is good news to be found in today's jobs reports.


They think that unemployment holding steady at a mere 7.6% is good news.

They think that adding 195,000 jobs is good news when it is barely enough to meet the minimum required to accommodate new folks entering the workforce. And never mind that it is nothing compared to the 14 million + still out of work.

Job Growth Posts Large Gain in June; Rate Holds

U.S. job growth accelerated in June thanks to a big jump in hospitality and service workers, news that is likely to trigger more debate about how aggressively the Federal Reserve will begin pulling back on monetary easing.

Unemployment steadied at 7.6 percent for the month, as nonfarm payrolls grew by 195,000, according to a closely watched Labor Department report Friday. Economists expected 165,000 more jobs and a decline in the unemployment rate to 7.5 percent.

Never mind that the quality of these jobs is nothing to get excited about. Certainly nothing someone a year or two out of college with tens of thousands of dollars of school loans will be able to move out of mom and dad's house on.

The numbers provided a mixed bag of news: While the actual employment level grew by 160,000, the unemployment ranks increased as well, by 17,000.

Those working part-time for economic reasons also jumped, growing 322,000 for the month.

That pushed a more encompassing count of unemployment that includes discouraged and underemployed from 13.8 percent to 14.3 percent.

Moreover, the quality of jobs was weak.

The bulk of the gains—75,000—came in the hospitality industry of bartending and waiters.

Professional and business services was the second-best growth area, adding 53,000 and retail grew 37,000.

Manufacturing jobs posted a decline of 6,000 for the month.

"It's so hard. Unless you know somebody you can't get a job," said Sharon MacGregor, 43, of Patterson, N.J.

And never mind that, as Zero Hedge points out, part time jobs are at an all time high while full time work crashed by 240,000 jobs.

Obamacare Strikes: Part-Time Jobs Surge To All Time High; Full-Time Jobs Plunge By 240,000

As a reminder: jobs have quantity and quality components. The quantity component was good enough to convince the 10 Year the taper is imminent (if not stocks, which continue to trade dislocated from any and all fundamentals). But how about the quality? In a word: not good. In June, the household survey reported that part-time jobs soared by 360,000 to 28,059,000 - an all time record high. Full time jobs? Down 240,000.  And looking back at the entire year, so far in 2013, just 130K Full-Time Jobs have been added, offset by a whopping 557K Part-Time jobs.

Sorta wipes out that while 195,000 added, doesn't it?

Well by golly the Greatest Depression must be over then declare the bobble heads happy days are here again, those of us working in Big Box stock rooms for $8.25 hr when we used to make four and five times that no longer have anything to worry about let the good times roll.

Fucking morons.



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Uh Oh: Thousands Of Pro-Morsi Demonstrators Marching Toward Tahrir Square And Anti-Morsi Protesters

Here is a video instagram of the march.
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Qaradawi Kicked Out of Qatar For Good

Breaking: Qatar Expels Muslim Brotherhood Spiritual Leader Sheik Qaradawi 

From Gateway Pundit:
The emirate of Qatar reacted to Wednesday’s events by stripping Sheik Qaradawi, the Britherhood’s spiritual leader of his citizenship, closing down all Brotherhood offices and expelling Qaradawi and Hamas leader Khalid Mesha’al from the country.

He will not be allowed back into Qatar.
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Media reporting that Egyptian troops killed a pro morsi protester

At least 1 dead after Egyptian troops fire on protesters

According to the media, Egyptian troops killed a pro morsi protester. But take a look at this video.

Nico has translated the page with the video:

The facebook page seems to be saying (again, my Arabic is not so good) that the Brotherhood shot the guy to blame it on the army.

Same sh*t happens in Gaza and Judea and Samaria where Arabs kill their own people and then blame it on the Israeli military.

Problem for the MB here is that the Egyptians mostly like their military.

The problem for the army is that Muslims usually run with rumors and whoever is the first to accuse usually wins the argument both with Muslims and the Western media.

The video does seem to suggest that one of the protesters shot the guy in the back of the head. He doesn't fall as if the military shot him from the vehicle (I am not expert, just making observations, someone who knows better can hopefully correct me if I'm wrong).

Hmm, Boston.com where I found the news story about the military supposedly shooting the protester (my link) has cut the story. Maybe they have come to realize that it may not be true.

But Fox News is now carrying it.

Egyptian troops reportedly open fire on Morsi supporters as thousands protest

They have included the denials by the military.
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So I got some follower entrant material, email and other niceties puking on the USA for the 4th on my TUMBLR site

Stuff sort of like….
There are some other BEEEYOOOOTIFUL ones, but I am sure you get the basic idea.
Of course, by the time 1776 rolled around well over 90% (and MORE) of the indians here  on BOTH continents had been killed by disease brought by the Spanish and other 1st arrivals.
Using an estimate of approximately 30 million people in 1492 (including 15 million in the Aztec Empire and six million in the Inca Empire), the lowest estimates give a death toll due from disease of an astonishing 80% by the end of the 17th century (eight million people in 1650)
More modern estimates of Indian population range as high as 100 million so you do the arithmetic.
But I would not want to disturb the bias and prejudice of anti americans .. ESPECIALLY ones whose recent genocides, oh, perhaps in ARMENIA (within the last 100 years) make their racist ANTI SEMITIC internal compulsion the burning heart of hypocrisy (yes, NATO member racists, we know of the Valley of the Wolves)
No one here thinks for an instant what occurred by planned deceit or greed in the west is ANYTHING to celebrate, but no one here set out with a cause towards the Indians as the Turks did in 1915, and no one here projects forwards a disgusting double standard either for themselves or towards the tiniest state in the middle east and almost the tiniest in the entire world, surrounded by haters outnumbering them 300-1 and having been slaughtered in almost every nation since Xerxes adviser made the first attempt in ~400 BC.
However, any Native Americans here now, who have made it through the valleys of tears, now are doing as WELL AS THEY WANT.
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John Kerry: Fun In The Sun

From the Boston Herald:

U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry...spent the Fourth of July on sun-splashed Nantucket even as the chaos from a military takeover rocked Egypt...


Yesterday he dialed into a meeting with President Obama and members of his national security team in the Situation Room, according to the State Department. Kerry also called foreign dignitaries from Egypt, Israel, Norway, Qatar, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.

“Secretary Kerry has been working tirelessly around the clock since he returned from his 10-day trip and there has not been a moment where he has not been focused on doing everything possible to communicate with his team in Washington and in Egypt, within the administration and with his counterparts around the world,” Kerry spokeswoman Jen Psaki told the Herald last night....

No doubt about it: if a GOP Secretary of State had done what Kerry did while Egypt was "in crisis," the mainstream media would have excoriated that GOP Secretary of State.

When will the Obama-sycophantic media quit giving the Obama administration a pass?

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"if they answer the call, they will be welcomed”

Newly sworn in interim president of Egypt Adli Mansour speaking of his view of the Muslim Brotherhood, as “just" ONE of the parties in Egypt and ‘part of the fabric of Egyptian society’
Just like the Hasidim in Brooklyn, right?
The Muslim Brotherhood waited fro 1923 to 2011 with the message articulated with clarity by Sayd Qutb.
WHile it is possible that they can answer the call Mansour defined, it will be a miracle if they can do so and still be the Muslim Brotherhood.
After all, if they cannot place god;s law above man’s in Egypt, what are they?
And that is the crux of the issue on the planet wherever these salafi, or shia zealots form the ascendant form of Islam.
Either the people are sovereign or they are not.
A year ago the Egyptian people voted for the Muslim Brotherhood and the salafis and therefore the sovereignty of God (and abandoning theirs) EN MASSE. Are they really saying that was a mistake?
We didn’t really mean to make these guys the arbiters of God’s sovereignty?
We’d like a road and jobs, and gas we can afford?
A minority which was certainly facing both repression and suppression (and worse) making allies across the spectrum as (properly, given what is going on) tourism ..the #1 industry in the moribund economy TANKS to nearly ZERO.
What exactly is GOING ON?
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Obamanation: Government Won't Let Marines Have Fireworks Show Citing Budget Cuts, EVEN AFTER COMPANY OFFERS TO DO IT FOR FREE

From the Blaze:

Military members and their families at North Carolina’s Marine Corps base Camp Lejeune are scratching their heads after the base would not reverse its decision to cancel its fireworks display despite a Pennsylvania company offering to do it for free. 
In early May, the government announced the fireworks would be cancelled at both Camp Lejeune and Fort Bragg. Back then, budget cuts known as sequestration were blamed. 
“During a period in which federal employees are scheduled to be furloughed due to sequestration, expending limited funds and paying personnel overtime to manage a non-mission essential event just didn’t seem a prudent use of finite government resources in [General Thomas Gorry]‘s mind,” Nat Fahy, a spokesperson with Camp Lejeune, said at the time. 
But when the Zambelli Family from Pennsylvania, which has put on the display for the base before, heard about the cuts, it offered to do the show for free.
The government turned them down. 
Why? Because there are too many other costs associated with putting on the display that don’t involve just the fireworks.
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Eroica Trio
Stars and Stripes

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The meaning of today

The reason we celebrate today is because back in our founding days, we had the courage and bravery to fight. That courage and bravery is gone. When people are asked about going out and protesting, they come up with a million excuses for not doing so. If we had had that attitude back then, we would be curtsying the queen.

Those who fought and died for our independence, would not be proud of us today. We have allowed our government to get away with far too much. A lot more than they would have been able to stomach.
We have an administration that is going out of their way to take away our constitutional rights. They are slick. But, they also know that we are apparently weak and are unwilling to do anything about it.

This administration is only the most recent in a long line of government abuse. Our government has gotten so big, so egotistical, that they are NOT a GOVERNMENT BY THE PEOPLE FOR THE PEOPLE.

Watching what the Egyptions have done twice, has made me feel really embarrassed for our people. Seems to me, we are willing to just go from one election cycle to the next without doing a thing. Apparently what happens during those years to our country and to us, isn't really all that important. 

The citizens of Egypt were not willing to wait and watch their country be destroyed and their freedoms get taken away, while waiting for the next election.

No matter if you agree with why they did this, it should still be a lesson to us.

It can happen here. If only people would dig deep and find the courage that we once had.

We are suppose to be the land of the brave. I think the Egyptions have now taken control of that title.

I'm positive some people won't like what I have said. But sometimes the truth hurts.

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How to Save the World With a Computer

One of the best ways to marginalize, discredit and disempower orthodox Islam is to talk to your friends and family in person. But that's not the only thing you can do. Some good work can be done online to advance the cause.

The first thing I recommend to Americans is to sign up for the ACT! for America email alerts. They give you lots of opportunities to write letters, call, and apply pressure to politicians for anti-Sharia legislation. And they give you good articles to share with your friends and family. Many other countries have similar organizations, like the Q Society in Australia and ACT! for Canada.

Another good thing you can do with your computer is visit web sites or popular blogs or Facebook pages where the "Islam issue" is being discussed, and make persuasive arguments with courtesy and class, give good information, and provide links to more information. I'm not talking about counterjihad sites. I mean anywhere you find Islam being discussed where you could add to the discussion with some real information. You might even sign up for Google News Alerts with the search terms, "counterjihad" or "Islam means peace," and then jump into those conversations.

Another good way to inform people is to go to Yahoo Answers and watch for questions to come up that you can answer with good information about Islam, and make really good answers.

And also adding information to Wikipedia or even writing pages for Wikipedia.

Yahoo Answers and Wikipedia are often the first results on a Google or Bing search, so if you can get something there to answer questions when someone is searching, that's a great place to reach people. The result will be seen and you're providing the information at the perfect time: When someone wants to know.

The place where you will have the most impact is reaching people who are arguing in favor of Islam, or at least against counterjihadists. What we're trying to do (and where our impact will be greatest) is reaching those who don't already know that Islam is not a religion of peace.

It's tough work because sometimes people are hard to reach, but many times people have told me that they were at one time against counterjihadists and thought they had it all wrong but eventually something got through to them and they started investigating it for themselves, and that's the beginning. As soon as someone really starts looking into Islam, they will become counterjihadists, because the facts speak for themselves. Our job is to make the "undecideds" curious enough to see for themselves. This is best done in person. But a close second is what you can do online.
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